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Syria vows to crush Aleppo rebels

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

Renewed heavy fighting is reported in Syria’s largest city, as the government pledges to defeat rebels who control parts of Aleppo.
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Syrian Rebels Survive Regime Onslaught in Aleppo – ABC News

July 29th, 2012 Comments off

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Syrian Rebels Survive Regime Onslaught in Aleppo
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The Syrian government launched an offensive Saturday to retake rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation's commercial hub of Aleppo, unleashing artillery, tanks and helicopter gunships against poorly armed opposition fighters. Yet after a day of fighting,
Syrian Forces Intensify Assault in AleppoVoice of America (blog)
Assad reshuffels inner circleSalt Lake Tribune
Syrian helicopters pound Aleppo, as massive onslaught loomsHaaretz
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Syrian rivals reinforce Aleppo

July 26th, 2012 Comments off

Syrian rebels are reinforcing in preparation for a major battle in Aleppo, a BBC reporter says, as government forces reportedly head to the city.
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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels

July 25th, 2012 Comments off

Syria’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels. Abdel Latif al-Dabbagh’s wife Lamia …
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Syria pledge on chemical weapons

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Syria says it will not use chemical weapons against its own people, as rebels tell the BBC they are encouraged by last week’s assassinations.
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So what is going on in Syria really?

July 23rd, 2012 Comments off

There is a long article in NYT today and it basically talked about advances by the opposition and then suddenly this sentence appears without any link to what preceded or followed:
The Syrian military appeared to be pushing back successfully against rebels in many places.

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Syrian rebels say fight for Aleppo has begun

July 22nd, 2012 Comments off

This citizen journalist image shot through a broken car window shows smoke billowing from a building after fighting between rebels and Syrian troops in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in south Damascus, Syria, Saturday, July 21, 2012. This week, fierce fighting between troops and rebels reached the Syrian capital, the central bastion of Bashar Assad's rule, shattering parts of the city and sending thousands of people fleeing to neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. Activists and residents reported a tense calm in Damascus Saturday but said sporadic gunfire and explosions could be heard throughout the night. (AP Photo)Syrian rebels have launched an offensive to "liberate" the country's largest city of Aleppo, an opposition commander said Sunday, while in Damascus government troops backed by helicopter gunships wrested back control of rebel-held neighborhoods.

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Iraqis flee Syria in droves by land and air

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Iraqi soldiers patrol along the border between Syria and Iraq in Qaim, located in the Euphrates river valley 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 20, 2012. Syrian rebels maintained control for a second day of the crossing at the Iraqi border town of Qaim on Friday, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)Thousands of Iraqi nationals have fled by land and air from Syria over the last two days to escape an escalating civil war, officials said Friday, as Iraqi troops were rushed to seal the border across from a post seized by rebels. Baghdad's prime minister called for the U.N. to help protect the refugees and get them home.

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Syria rebels seize border posts

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Syrian rebels capture a number of positions on the country’s borders with Turkey and Iraq as the army concentrates on the battle for Damascus.
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Rebel bombing strikes at heart of Syrian regime

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 6, 2011 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, stands next to Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha, right, during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's state-run TV says the country's defense minister has been killed in a suicide blast in the capital. Wednesday's attack struck the National Security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. (AP Photo/SANA, File)Rebels penetrated the heart of Syria's power elite Wednesday, detonating a bomb inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed three leaders of the regime, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and the defense minister.

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